From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life -- in good times and bad -- that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion.
Alors qu'il était déporté sur les îles de Limnos et Makronissos, entre 1948 et 1950, Ritsos tenait un «journal» poétique. Chaque matin, malgré les terribles conditions de détention, il se réveillait avant tout le monde pour écrire ses poèmes, sur des petits carnets ou des paquets de cigarettes.
Le quotidien et l'amertume du détenu, dans la poésie de Ritsos, y font entendre les silences de la pierre et parler les oublis de l'histoire.
Nous avons publié la première traduction française de ce Journal de déportation en 2009, aujourd'hui épuisé. Parmi les trois livres du célèbre poète grec, Yannis Ritsos, que nous avons publiés, celui-ci, son Journal de déportation, a été le plus apprécié et sans cesse demandé lorsqu'il est devenu introuvable. Nous avons donc décidé de proposer cette nouvelle édition, bilingue grec-français, dans un nouveau format et une nouvelle maquette, dans une traduction revue et corrigée par notre traducteur qui ne cesse de « creuser le vers » et de pousser plus loin son travail sur la poésie grecque pour faire mieux connaître son histoire et son actualité, comme le montre bien sa nouvelle postface.
This is the first of Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography, in which she evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of a white skin and suffers the trauma of rape by her mother's lover.
« Au début des années 1990, j'étais correspondant à Londres pour le New Yorker Magazine. C'était un travail excitant et quelque peu étrange : être correspondant étranger dans mon propre pays, jeter un regard neuf sur des coutumes établies et essayer de les expliquer à un public éloigné qui partage la même langue et pourtant peu d'usages communs. Dix ans plus tard, dans le nouveau siècle et le nouveau millénaire, les choses ont changé et pourtant - c'est la Grande-Bretagne - n'ont pas beaucoup changé. Aurions-nous dû être si surpris ? Sans doute pas ; la Grande-Bretagne est un pays profondément conservateur, peu importe qui le dirige. » Julian Barnes.
From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.
The First Graphic Adaptation of the Multi-Million Bestsellerbr>br>''12th June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.''br>br>In the summer of 1942, fleeing the horrors of the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse. br>br>Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne Frank kept a diary in which she confided her innermost thoughts and feelings, movingly revealing how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with the daily threat of discovery and death.br>br>Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of the beloved diary of Anne Frank.br>br>''Faithful to the spirit and often the language of the diary... Mr Polonsky''s beautiful artwork offers a charming and convincing view of Anne on the page'' THE ECONOMISTbr>br>''Folman and Polonsky have reclaimed Anne Frank in all of her humanity, and they allow us to witness for ourselves her beauty, courage, vision and imagination. And, in doing so, they have elevated the tools of the comic book to create an astonishing work of art.'' JEWISH JOURNALbr>br>''The illustrations [. . .] retell Anne''s diary with great compassion, wit and ebullience'' StANDPOINT>
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined.
From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.
'You have in your hands a masterpiece' Frances Wilson, Sunday Times 'The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human' Bettany Hughes, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill
The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth, his quest of identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of his family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a testament to the artist's "eternal imagination".
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
"The Autogiography of Alice B. Toklas" is in fact Gertrude Stein's own autobiography, seen through the eyes of her friend, Alice B. Toklas. With occasional glimpses into her early life, it describes her years in Paris until 1932.
At the Existentialist Café' is the story of existentialism as a story of meetings - of people and of ideas. It is a warm, witty and engaging biography of a philosophy about life that also changed lives, and one that tackled the biggest questions of all: what we are and how we are to live.
Two works of autobiography. "If This is a Man" tells of Levi's experiences as a victim of the Holocaust, from his arrest by the Fascists in 1943 to the liberation of Auschwitz by the Russians. "The Truce" is the story of his eight-month journey back to Italy after he was liberated.
Contains three books - "My Family and Other Animals", "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" and "The Garden of the Gods". Offering portraits of the author's family and their many unusual hangers-on, this work also captures the beginnings of his lifelong love of animals.
Travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and, in the course of his travels, describes author's encounters with the people whose stories delay him on the road. This book is a quest or a Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile.
The memoirs of the moral and political leader, Nelson Mandela, recreating the drama of the experiences that helped shape his destiny. It is a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph.
There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene of the late 1980s and early 90s. This was the New York of Palladium, of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo, an era when dance music was still a largely underground phenomenon, popular chiefly among working-class African Americans and Latinos. And then there was Moby-not just a poor, skinny white kid from deepest Connecticut, but a devout Christian, a vegan, and a teetotaler, in a scene that was known for its unchecked drug-fueled hedonism. He would learn what it was to be spat on, literally and figuratively. And to live on almost nothing. But it was perhaps the last good time for an artist to live on nothing in New York City ... And so by the end of the decade, Moby contemplated the end of things, in his career and elsewhere in his life, and he put that emotion into what he assumed would be his swan song, his good-bye to all that, the album that would be in fact the beginning of an astonishing new phase in his life, the multimillion-selling Play . Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it, and hating it. It's about finding your people, and your place, thinking you've lost them both, and then, finally, somehow, creating a masterpiece. As a portrait of the young artist, Porcelain is a masterpiece in its own right, fit for the short shelf of musicians' memoirs that capture not just a scene but an age and something timeless about the human condition. Push play.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela Davis.
Edited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Liberation era which resonates just as powerfully today. It is reissued now with a new introduction by Davis, for a new audience inspired and galvanised by her ongoing activism and her extraordinary example.
In the book, she describes her journey from a childhood on Dynamite Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most significant political trials of the century: from her political activity in a New York high school to her work with the U.S. Communist Party, the Black Panther Party, and the Soledad Brothers; and from the faculty of the Philosophy Department at UCLA to the FBI's list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
Told with warmth, brilliance, humour, and conviction, it is an unforgettable account of a life committed to radical change.
'Riveting; as fresh and relevant today as it was almost 50 years ago. The words fire off the page with humour, anger and eloquence' The Guardian Told with warmth, brilliance, humour, and conviction, it is an unforgettable account of a life committed to radical change.
The inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature.
An autobiography, in which the author - painter, photographer, sculptor, film maker and writer - relates the story of his life, from his childhood determination to be an artist and his technical drawing classes in a Brooklyn high school, to the glamorous and heady days of Paris in the 1940s.
Describing the tragic murder of people from a survivor's perspective, this book presents an account of the Holocaust. It offers a description of the ever-increasing horrors endured by the author, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity, and faith.
A memoir that offers a picture of the author's growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.
Un grand bonheur attend les lecteurs de ce livre : la découverte d'un monde à jamais disparu à travers l'un des chefs-d'oeuvre de la littérature judéo-espagnole.
Eliya Karmona est né à Istanbul le 21 octobre 1869 dans l'une des familles juives les plus influentes de la ville. Son grand-oncle, Tchelebi Behor Karmona (1773-1826) fut le fermier-général de l'Empire ottoman. Son père ayant essuyé un revers de fortune, Eliya Karmona dut cependant très tôt gagner sa vie. S'il en avait été autrement nous n'aurions sans doute pas pu découvrir à ses côtés un extraordinaire tableau de l'Empire ottoman à son couchant.
Armé de son nom pour seul capital, Eliya Karmona est poussé par une formidable énergie qui le conduit à exercer trente-six métiers, solliciter les célébrités de son temps, effectuer de constants voyages d'une ville à l'autre. L'argent lui glisse entre les doigts dès qu'il apparaît. Chaque échec, chaque rebuffade qu'il reçoit est une initiation et l'occasion d'un nouveau départ. Personnage burlesque, Eliya Karmona apparaît tour à tour ballotté, impuissant, victime des hommes et des femmes - une mère omnisciente, une maîtresse conquérante, une épouse superstitieuse - mais aussi résistant, intrépide, entreprenant. Après moult aventures, il parviendra à son but suprême : fonder un journal satirique en judéo-espagnol. Ce sera El Djugueton (1908-1931).
Le grand talent d'Eliya Karmona est d'avoir su se mettre en scène dans la veine des meilleurs auteurs picaresques espagnols et d'avoir su faire rire et réfléchir ses lecteurs envers et contre lui. Nul doute que ce Karmona saute-ruisseau et sans le sou restera le plus illustre rejeton de cette noble famille séfarade.